Screenwest is pleased to announce that in 2019, it will launch the second year of the Brian Beaton Award.
Please keep an eye out early in the new year for details of next year’s guidelines.
About the Brian Beaton Award
Recognising the valuable contribution to the screen industry in Western Australia by esteemed producer Brian Beaton, and to honour his memory, the Brian Beaton Award is awarded annually to a filmmaker/s who has a current social impact project that needs further support to reach its full potential.
The Brian Beaton Award is a financial grant comprised of Screenwest funding and Industry and Private donations. Anyone interested in contributing financially towards the 2019 Award, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The donation period will remain open until Tuesday, 30 April 2019.
The amount available for the 2019 award will be made public once the donation period has closed.
About Brian Beaton
Brian Beaton was a well-respected Western Australian documentary maker whose career spanned over 35 years.
He produced award-winning documentaries and factual programs for national and international markets and had various roles in the industry including Executive Producer at Artemis, and also worked as a Producer, Director and Writer in previous roles.
Brian and his business partner, Celia Tait, worked together to develop and successfully produce many projects including:
- seven seasons of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
- SAVING ANDREW MALLARD
- SHAUN MICALLEF’S STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
- THE DREAMHOUSE and
- DESPERATELY SEEKING SHEILA
He also contributed to the screen industry nationally by his advocacy and professional work with Screen Producers Australia, Screenwest and the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).